Broadway in the Cotswolds
These three self-catering holiday cottages are situated in Broadway in the Cotswolds, within the Heart of England. Broadway is renowned as one of the most picturesque villages in Britain with its wealth of Cotswold stone cottages and an impressive tree lined High Street.
Perfectly situated for touring around the local Cotswold towns and villages, with Cheltenham and Shakespeares’ Stratford each just 25 minutes drive. Add to this the many National Trust properties and renowned gardens nearby, coupled with those who prefer just to walk Broadway is also on the Cotswold Way. For the more active or to spectate Broadway is central for many horse racing and golf courses. If you prefer a peaceful get away from it all break, then these cottages all have beautiful gardens to enjoy and are close enough to the centre of Broadway village to walk in and sample the great selection of pubs and restaurants….
About The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds lie mainly within the ceremonial counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, but extend into parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire, and Warwickshire. The Cotswolds are a range of hills in southwestern and west-central England, an area 25 miles across and 90 miles long.
The beautiful Cotswold hills and the unique honey-coloured Cotswold stone architecture have ensured that this area is well known and enjoyed by visitors from around the world.
The Cotswold Way is a long-distance footpath, approximately 103 miles long, running the length of the AONB, mainly on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment with views over the Severn Valley and the Vale of Evesham.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Above is the 11th Century Norman Church of St Eadburgha on the road from Broadway to Snowshill.
Some historically important Cotswold structures to visit are: Chedworth Roman Villa, Cirencester Abbey, Sudeley Castle, Tetbury Market House and Broadway Tower. The Cotswold towns and villages such as Broadway, Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold are great for a stroll and to take in the architecture.
The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts Movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park.